Enterprise Technical Domain Architect – GeoSpatial


Grade 7




Bristol, Reading, Warrington, York, Newcastle


£47,549 - £54,728

Closing date:

18th January 2021

Job description

This Enterprise Technical Domain Architect role sits will work across business and technology domains to help shape the strategy and direction of business and IT services and sets the data architectural vision and roadmaps for the GeoSpatial domain. It supports the development of business investment cases for both business and IT change and helps to identify and exploit opportunities for the use of data innovation within the business. It ensures that services are delivered consistently and efficiently through the application of data architectural principles and standards.

The primary purpose of the GeoSpatial role is to set the vision and strategy for the organisation’s use of GeoSpatial technology and data services; provide strong technical leadership in the GeoSpatial domain and produce architecture designs, standards, patterns and roadmaps. This requires working with business representatives and technical architects, solution designers, etc. to provide management and architecture guidance that improves the use of GeoSpatial data and services, supporting Defra’s strategic aims. GeoSpatial in Defra covers the full spectrum of GeoSpatial capabilities, including: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud, Data Capture, Web Mapping, Data Sharing and Access etc., across both proprietary and Open Source technologies. Understanding of GeoSpatial industry Good Practice and standards (e.g. OGC) is essential for this role. The role will also review and assure GeoSpatial solution designs produced by other architects and suppliers across Defra.

Primary Purpose

The Enterprise Technical Domain Architect will work within business or technology domains, working with business stakeholders to understand and help shape the business strategy within business domains. Will develop a vision and roadmap for the delivery of business and IT services into the future, identifying potential opportunities for how emerging technology innovations can help drive efficiency or more effective delivery within the domain.

Within a technology domain the Lead Enterprise Technical Domain Architect would develop and maintain the vision and roadmap for a strategic capability which may consist of one or more enabling technology platforms, from identification of need, through justification of investment into delivery of capability.

Will support the development of investment cases for the delivery of business or IT change and follow through into the design and delivery of new business and IT services, ensuring that solutions are designed consistently and in conformance with Defra’s architectural principals and standards where applicable and deliver against business and user needs, in the most effective way possible.

Working with Data Architects and Defra DDTS colleagues, they will peer review the work of Project and Programme Architects and work together with Data Architect domain colleagues to ensure that solutions follow domain architect standards and align with the Data Architecture.